Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Updated - 4 p.m.

After months of confusing statements from the U.S. Postal Service and idle threats from postal officials in Denver, the Hardesty Post Office will close at the end of the month.

Around the beginning of the year Postal Officials sent a letter, obtained by The Northeast News, that telling postal employees at that sub-station to have the building closed up and empty by March 31. But when the letter was made public, officials in Denver said they knew nothing of the closure and were still studying the matter.

It seems today without any fanfare or announcements, the Postal Service has decided to close the Hardesty Office.

Sources tell The Northeast News that they will begin shipping equipment and other mail to post offices around the area but were not sure when exactly the last day of service will be.

For more information check here and next Wednesday's Northeast News.

BREAKING NEWS: Royster out of State House race

It seems Will Royster's foray into politics was more of a day trip than a serious campaign.

According to the Missouri Secretary of State, Royster has pulled his name from the running in his bid for the District 40 Missouri Legislature seat.

Royster had thrown his hat into the ring two weeks ago challenging two Northeast power families: State Rep. John Burnett and John "JJ" Rizzo.

Royster threatened to upset the two seasoned politicians who have gone at each other's throats in past elections.

But Royster, who has a large groundswell of grass roots support though the neighborhoods, is not out of politics all together. Expect more to come from this neighborhood activist in the coming week.